Innovate - to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. -Merriam Webster Dictionary
Here at HealthInsight we often work with a wide variety of clinics, settings and providers to help them to evaluate their internal processes and potentially improve them through the use of technology such as electronic health records (EHRs). Establishing these systems is often times a difficult and time-consuming experience. For those involved, it can be a very disruptive task. During those times though, I imagine motivations and possibly some internal mantras often reflect on the potential improvement the providers are moving towards to help keep people calm and focused on the future.
Technology can be, all by itself, a disruptive medium. It can cause delayed meeting starts as we attempt to get everyone connected, it can experience failures that impact communication and collaboration, and it can impede learning, as well as cause numerous other negative impacts. On the flip side, however, technology champions positive disruptive innovations such as EHRs, patient portals, data sharing and accessibility, mobility and the blooming field of the Internet of Things that's increasing our interconnectedness to everything.